WHAT IS LGANT?
LGANT’s membership is made up of five municipal, three shire, nine regional councils and an associate. We have over 150 elected members, 3200 employees and 245,000 constituents.
Membership is voluntary and open to all local government bodies in the Northern Territory constituted under the Local Government Act.
LGANT’s Executive has decision-making authority between twice-yearly general meetings. The Executive consists of nine members elected from regional and municipal councils and meets monthly.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for LGANT’s day-to-day operations, supported by one manager, four staff (full and part time) and consultants.
As the peak organisation for local government in the Northern Territory, LGANT provides a broad-based research and policy development service for members in response to local, Territory and national issues including changes proposed for legislation.
We distribute a range of information products including:
- an annual local government directory
- media releases
- monthly LGANT newsletter
- a strategic plan
- policy positions
- an annual report
- EasyGrants newsletter
- Workplace Solutions Industrial Relations alerts
- ALGA weekly newsletters and
- technical manuals and guides.
LGANT manages 2118 kilometres of mostly unsealed roads for councils – the only local government peak organization in Australia to do so.
We facilitate elected members training and provide resources for potential candidates for local government elections and through the WA Local Government Association (WALGA), we provide a no cost industrial relations service, jobs point assessment, access to human resources and accredited training courses.
LGANT actively participates in national working parties on areas as diverse as award modernisation and women in local government and provides on-call advice and resource support in all local government areas including legislations interpretation, code of conduct breaches, policy and initiatives, federal program implementation and compliance.
We provide project management assistance, particularly around infrastructure projects and advice and support for councils on sustainability, waste management and other environmental issues.
Our office has meeting facilities for members visiting Darwin.
Staff photo: Front row (from left ) Maree McLinden Finance Manager; Tony Tapsell CEO; Elaine McLeod EA CEO; Melissa Wyatt EA Projects; Back row (from left) Angela Pattison Governance Trainer; Peter McLinden Manager Transport and Infrastructure Services; Mark Hagger Project Officer LG Finance and Sustainability;